Quick Facts

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Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy (BHJA)…

·  Is the neighborhood’s first Independent Jewish day school building upon the success of the Gan Menachem Kiddie Korner Preschool (established in 1991).

·      Starts at kindergarten level and will grow through 12th grade, adding a grade level with every school year.  For the 2016-2017 school year, BHJA is accepting applications for kindergarten and 1st grade.

·      Our address:  81 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201

·      Dean of school is Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin.  Rabbi Raskin is also the Rabbi at Congregation Bnai Avraham.  His wife, Shternie Raskin, is the director of Kiddie Korner preschool.

·      Contact Head of School, Sara Leah Rubenstein, at headofschoolbhja@gmail.com

·      Affiliation: Our school is an Independent Orthodox Jewish Day School but our student population is very diverse.  Our kids come from families with a variety of religious practice and observance.  Therefore our student population spans everyone from families fully participating in the religion, to non-practicing Jewish families, and everyone in-between.

·      Class size: Our class size will average 15 students.  We aim to keep our classes small to ensure that every student receives individualized one-on-one attention. 

o   Teacher to student ratio is 1:8

·      School day: Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade follow the following schedule:

o   Monday through Thursday: 8:30AM-3:30PM

o   Friday: 8:30AM-2:30PM OR 1:30PM (depending on the time for Shabbat)

o   Early drop off (8AM-8:30AM) is available for families who need it for additional cost.

o   After-school clubs are available at additional cost.  Families can sign up for all (or some) of these activities.  Please contact the school for more information regarding after-school activities.